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Georges Melies – Cinemagician

Posted by eastwoldblog on January 16, 2010

I have been looking at lots of films by Georges Melies or as he was known the “Cinemagician”.

He lived and worked in Paris, France over 100 years ago and was a film-maker, one of the first.

I have found his films very interesting and cleverly made.

He made hundreds of films between 1895 and 1920 – many have not survived.

This film is called “Un homme de tetes” or “A man with heads”

This film was made in 1898, that is 111 years ago!

He is thought of as the father of modern special effects – his films were seen a MAGIC by the people at the time, and I think some are still quite special now considering how they were made.

Can you find out any more about him?

Can you find any more of his films?

What were they about?

What did they have in common?

Can you work out ‘how’ he did it?

Remember there were NO computers or CGI (Computer Generated Images) like we have now.


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